This is our startup investment support MotionLab.Ventures!

MOTIONLAB.VENTURES

STARTUP INVESTMENTS

PIONEERING THE FUTURE

EARLY-STAGE HARDTECH INVESTMENTS

Our Mission: Accelerating Carbon Net Zero by 2050 through Early-Stage HardTech Investments. We support you and your early stage hardtech startups to solve the biggest challenges of decarbonisation.

MotionLab.Ventures’ is a pre-seed venture support in Germany, Berlin that aims to back DACH based hardtech startups that are working on engineering the future with solutions that lead to net-zero carbon emissions. We are not just another investment support; MotionLab.Ventures is a launchpad for those who dream of reshaping industries!

Industrial production

Large scale manufacturing and processing solutions to reduce emissions in manufacturing processes and industries.

Energy production & distribution

Generation, transmision and delivery of various forms of energy (electricity and fuel) to meet industry needs.

Agriculture

Cultivation of crops, rearing of animals, and related activities to produce food, fiber, and other agricultural products for human consumption and industrial use.

Logistics & Transport

Management & movement of goods & people from one location to another, encompassing various modes of transportation and supply chains.

Cooling and heating

Climate control solutions (air conditioning, heating, ventilation) to regulate indoor temperature and ensure comfort and efficiency in various settings.

Industrial production

Energy production & distribution

Agriculture

Logistics & Transport

Cooling and heating

NOT JUST A STARTUP INVESTMENT SUPPORT

WE'RE PARTNERS IN YOUR JOURNEY!

In addition to our 125.000€ cash support we invest an additional 75.000€ in in-kind support to help you navigate the MotionLab.Berlin ecosystem and successfully tackle all your challenges. This means you will not only gain unrestricted access to the MotionLab.Berlin ecosystem and your very own 25-square meter MakerGarage, but also have a dedicated hardtech startup coach by your side.

Our coaches are your guides through the hardware jungle:

At MotionLab.Berlin and within MotionLab.Ventures we value diversity. Individuals of all ages and nationalities are highly welcome.

MITIGATING RISKS, PAVING THE WAY!

PROGRAM PERKS

6-month In-kind Support 

The Startup Investment & Venture Support includes 6 months of in-kind support such as personal mentoring.

Financial Support

We help you receive up to 200.000€ pre-seed startup investment divided into cash and in-kind support.

Access to Space & Resources

Motionab.Berlin membership with 24/7 access to high-end prototyping infrastructure and office space

Individually Tailored Mentoring

Mentoring from industry experts, strategic advisors, manufacturers and engineers tailored to your current needs.

Key Account Support

We help you on your journey through our 6-month program through monthly hardtech & business key account support

Full Access to our Hardtech Network & Ecosystem

You will get access to one of the biggest hardtech networks, promotion support and much more!

JOIN AS OUR PARTNER

AND INVEST IN THE FUTURE!

OUR CURRENT STARTUP PORTFOLIO

MOTIONLAB.VENTURES

Life+Fog GmbH

Lite+Fog specialises in molecular farming utilising fogponics to cultivate plant-based molecules for medicine, cosmetics, and other products.
Field: Agriculture
This is the logo of Infresh, a startup out of our current startup portfolio of the Startup Investment Support MotionLab.Ventures.

Infresh Group GmbH

Infresh's autonomous food dispensing robot combines advanced robotics, artificial intelligence and precision engineering to automate the process of dispending food.
Field: Industrial production

MOTIONLAB.VENTURES

KNOW-HOW, NEWS & STORIES

Learn more about MotionLab.Ventures, be inspired by the startups out of our startup investment portfolio and get to know the latest insights, news and know-how from our experts, mentors and ecosystem!

ANY OPEN QUESTIONS?

MOTIONLAB.VENTURES' FAQ

We specifically look for early stage B2B pre-seed to seed stage hardtech startups that are working on technical solutions that aim to address the pressing problems affecting greenhouse gas emissions. 

Startups should: 

  • consist of at least 2 person team working in full time
  • willing to move to Berlin, Germany
  • have developed a mid-fidelity prototype and generated traction from first user feedback tests
  • received less than 2.5m€ investment
  • < 5 years old

Please contact us via this contact form HERE.

We focus on the following criteria when reviewing your application: 

  1. Validated Problem: Teams that have identified a substantial and time-sensitive issue, either through extensive customer interactions or personal experiences.
  2. Strong Founding Team: We seek teams combining robust engineering skills with a customer-centric approach. Balancing product development with a deep understanding of customers and the envisioned business model is valued.
  3. Working Prototype: Demonstrated progress is crucial. While a polished product isn’t necessary, a functional prototype that outlines the potential solution for the target customer’s problem is expected. It serves as a working hypothesis of the ultimate solution.
  4. MotionLab.Ventures program fit: It is extremely important that we are able to not only work together but more importantly help you succeed. Thus we need to know that our ecosystem and infrastructure will be able to help you develop further. 
  5. Product-Market fit: we seek to support solutions that are actively working on products that will contribute to a carbon net zero by 2050. Our focus is thus to support those startups whose products and services solve the challenges of the biggest greenhouse gas emitting sectors. 

We will review your application and within two weeks inform you on the next steps.

After you have submitted your application our team of experts will review it and provide you with the respective feedback. 

  • This is followed by a first interview round (mostly remote/online) in which we aim to get to know your team and better understand your solution. Based on this interview and the documents provided we will begin our due diligence process. 
  • The final step is an interview round with MotionLab.Ventures limited partners in which you pitch your startup and answer their pressing questions.

MotionLab.Ventures partners with strong corporate partners who not only help support the startups in terms of their strategic development and securing pilot customers but also aim to provide larger follow-on investments into the most promising technologies. 

  • Furthermore, with our strong network of seed to series A hardtech investors we will help you build and maintain a lucrative relationship with prospective VCs and family offices. 

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